St Mark's Catholic Primary School
St Mark's Catholic Primary School


Subject Intent

What is our intent for all children to achieve in this subject?

At St Mark’s, we want our children to be naturally curious about the world around them. Our curriculum has been developed by staff to ensure full coverage of the National Curriculum and to foster a sense of wonder about natural phenomena.

We are committed to providing a stimulating, engaging and challenging learning environment. Throughout our school children are encouraged to develop and use a range of working scientifically skills including questioning, researching and observing for ourselves. We promote and celebrate these skills. We want our children to have a broad vocabulary. Scientific language is to be taught and built upon as topics are revisited in different year groups and across key stages.

We intend to provide all children regardless of ethnic origin, gender, class, aptitude or disability with a broad and balanced science curriculum.

Curriculum Overview

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What our children say…

“My favourite thing about Science is making predictions and then seeing if your predictions are right or not. I also enjoy carrying out the experiments and watching to see what happens.” – Rohan, Year 4

“My favourite thing about Science is learning about the galaxy because there are so many secrets and surprises in space that not even scientists know about.” – Anayah, Year 5

“We learnt about how circuits work. We connected wires, bulbs, batteries and switches. I leant that you can’t have a break in the circuit.” – Summerpreet, Year 6


Year 6 investigating different bird beaks

Year 6 investigating how circuits work

Year 5 making papier mache planets

Year 5 testing if the boats they made would float or sink

Year 4 melting chocolate during their Science Investigation Day

More chocolate melting investigations

Year 1 observing seasonal changes during a nature walk

Planting seeds in Year 1